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Holy Bible Interpretation Index (Hermeneutics)

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These articles are generally based upon Protestant Biblical Interpretation by Bernard Ramm (Boston: W. A. Wilde, 1956). The article, Special Principles, also contains material from Principles of Bible Interpretation (publisher, location of publisher, date are unknown) by Walter Beuttler. For a brief summary statement on hermeneutics please visit here.

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Foundational Principles | General Principles | Deductive Principles | Special Principles

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Foundational Principles

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Clear Your Mind
Holy Spirit, Guidance By The
Meanings Of The Words Used As Defined In Their Times, Go By The
Personally Know God The Author
Prayer, Be Active In
Recognize Our Limits
Reliable Translation, Use A

General Principles

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Context
External data to be considered
God's ways, not man's ways
Purpose of the human author
Reference of address
Self-placement
Scripture Interprets Scripture
Source and circumstances must be considered
Unity Of Scripture

Deductive Principles

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Accommodation in Method
Grammar of the Language
Literal Interpretation Predominates
Original Language
Progressive Revelation
Record And Command
Usage by Human Author

Special Principles

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Accommodation in Presentation
Figures Of Speech
Parables and Allegories
Paradox
Poetry
Promises
Prophetic
Symbols
Types
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